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    Japan side

    Post by lockie on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:53 pm

    I think this side will be interesting at least to play Japan vs USSR. Though, missions will finish a very quickly, coz all tanks had a very weak armor.
    Here's my old post:
    Japan soldiers had two specific things:
    1. Sword, which every Japan officer was equipped
    2. Specific infantry man helmet with tissue covered the back of the head (or cap)

    For the first time we may add 37mm AT gun and one tank, i.e. like this:
    Japanese medium Type 89 «Ko» tank from Kvantun Army's 4th armored regiment. The picture was taken in May 1939 at Kungchuling. The first two hieroglyph means to translate "Love to the Motherland". There is a name of the city in the brackets that gave money for this tank construction - «Fukuoka» (JM).


    And there will be a call-names for units:
    stone, gem, ruby, emerald, sapphire, agate, diamond, amethyst, apatite, beryl, topaz, zircon, pearl, amber, sapphire, opal, quartz


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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:40 pm

    We've first helmet!
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by frinik on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:57 am

    A couple of things:

    The helmet with a nape cloth was only issued to troops fighting in a tropical environment to avoid sunstrokes or sun burns. If you want to make scenarios for Manchuoko/Soviet type of campaign then such cloths were not used.

    2) your Japanese soldier has a very European face. Again the nape cloth is appropriate only for Tropical settings not Manchuria or Siberia/Mongolia.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:08 pm

    OK, OK I see that u more involved into this question then me Very Happy Where did u pick up so specific stuff?  Shocked
    OK, the problem is - to start a new side I need smth. unusual things, which will be differ from current ones. In our case it is:
    - helmet
    - sword

    I think it'll not be a big issue to put in non-historic helmet, BUT we can use it in the missions and when user will have a look on soldier - he will be exactly sure that it is a Japan soldier!
    Anyway, it's just a very beginning start. Of course, faces will be adjusted to more Japanese style. Hope some guys from Japan will help us to have a deal with a new side Wink


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    Re: Japan side

    Post by woofiedog on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:10 pm

    Look's like there will be war in the Pacific after all! Wicked Cool

    The work is coming along very nicely, a big hand too all involved.

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    Re: Japan side

    Post by tzf12 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:37 am

    Hello, Mr. lockie! Very Happy
    I'm a japanese who enjoy SFK1942 and STA.
    I'm very appreciate your effort!
    Although I can't write in english fluently,
    I want to support this attempt !
    (Also, many person in japanese community hope to so.) cheers

    According to "Mr.Panfuro(ぱんふろ氏)"(who hosts japanese SFK1942wiki ) ,
    you may be able to use japanese infantry models in Mod of ARMA2 for SFK1942
    http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=23683&highlight=JAPAN
    http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=29892&highlight=JAPAN
    http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=17426&highlight=JAPAN
    http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=5053&highlight=JAPAN

    By the way,  in the age of ww2, average stature of japanese men was about 160cm. (now is about 172cm)
    Then, typical japanese have low nose. Sad
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by frinik on Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:55 pm

    Hello Mr. Tfz12, welcome to the forum! Are you talking about the WW2 mod for Arma 2 called Hell in the Pacific? I have that mod but the problem is that Arma 2 uses pbo files which I don't think are compatible with what we use in SF. I have a better idea I have several Battlefield 2 WW2 mods including some with Pacific maps and models. The files are compatible with SF unlike Arma's.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:46 pm

    Hi, Tfz12
    Welcome to the board! U may call just lockie, no need Mr. Smile
    I appreciate any help with new side creating. Thanks for the hints. Personally, I'd be pleased if u/community will help me with new textures for the soldiers such as infantryman, tankman, artman. I've sent PM to u.
    As for soldier model there is one problem - I don't know how to make animation(sequences) for the model, thus we have to use already prepared model. Though, I'll ask will73 is it possible to change the model size.
    Well, theoretically I know how to change 3d model, but it's a very very hard work and I'm not ready to do it.
    At this moment Donken started to work with 3d model of sword, so it's time to be involved into first infantryman making.

    frinik wrote:I have that mod but the problem is that Arma 2 uses pbo files which I don't think are compatible with what we use in SF.
    PBO file is not a problem. I've already unpacked archive, installed plugin paa in photoshop and had a look on the texture.
    Well, it looks good, but definitely not compatible wit SF format . We may take these files only as an example.
    This is file from ARMA


    This is from SF

    So, as we can see on the Arma file there is only face, meanwhile on the SF picture placed both: face and uniform.
    It does that somebody (perhaps me? Smile) should compile new texture for the Japanese soldier Wink

    I have a better idea I have several Battlefield 2 WW2 mods including some with Pacific maps and models. The files are compatible with SF unlike Arma's.
    That would be nice! can u send me or upload somewhere, then I'll have a look.

    PS
    I found some sounds of Japan speech. It sounds a very funny for me Very Happy
    But this will be only for infantry and other cases. I need help in Japan language to compile a new sound patch, i.e commands to operate with tank.
    Here's speech sample:
    w w w.4shared.com/music/VZz1gdBKce/speech_jp.html
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by frinik on Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:12 am

    OK Herrn Lockie,

    I can do 2 things either upload the BF2 mod on my file4 share webpage which could take time or I could give you the link to dowload that mod yourself. Which solution do you prefer?OR alternately if you only need to mesh and texture files for the unidform and soldiers I could email you that?

    I also have Red Orchestra 2 Rising Storm which is set in the Pacific.I'll check my Steam account to see if I can find some files you could use.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:37 pm

    frinik wrote:Which solution do you prefer?
    My choice is e-mail Smile
    Just send me only texture with faces and uniform and I'll have a look.
    thanks in advance.

    PS
    Listening to Japan speech is a very funny. Still enjoy Smile
    Unfortunately, I don't have speech for the tank commands (left/right/load etc.)

    PPS
    First try! It should look as Japan soldier Very Happy
    Unfortunately, I can't change the model.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:28 pm

    I've found great 3d model, but it cost 100$ Smile
    https://www.cgstud.io/3d-model/japanese-soldier-and-type-100-wwii-17025

    Though even if it cost for nothing, I don't know how to put model in the game.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:37 pm

    I think for the common case two tanks would be enough.
    Medium tank: Type 97 Chi-Ha


    Light tank: Type 89 Otsu
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:21 pm

    Suppose, this is complete guide abt Japanese tanks in WW2.

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    Re: Japan side

    Post by Txema on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:29 pm

    Japanese Tank and Antitank Warfare

    http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cgsc/carl/wwIIspec/number34.pdf

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    Re: Japan side

    Post by Tanker on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:40 pm

    Very interesting. It's hard to find information about this.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:00 am

    Hi, Txema!
    That's a very interesting info. Unfortunately, there are no any draft of the gunsight reticle.

    PS
    I`ve found one.

    The Japanese Type 1 gun sight was a 4-power sight. This strength was more than adequate in the Luzon fighting, since combat usually occurred at point-blank ranges. The sight reticle included a set of conventional steps below the cross-hairs to permit the gunner to elevate the gun to compensate for range. The reticle markings were at 300m intervals with the maximum range at 2,000m. There was no distinction between APHE and HE ammunition. The range data was provided to the gunner by the tank commander based on a ranging reticle in his periscopic sight, though at point-blank ranges as on Luzon, the ranging information was not really necessary.

    From book "M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-Ha. The Pacific 1945" by Steven J. Zaloga.

    ww w.sendspace.com/file/lukph7
    This is good scenario: The fighting on Peleliu on September 15,1944, was another grim reminder of the futility of reflexive counterattacks in the face of overwhelming US firepower advantages. The Tank Company of the 14th Division, with about 15 Type 95 light tanks, charged across the airfield in a daylight attack and was destroyed.

    This book is interesting also "Japanese Tanks 1939-45" by Steven Zaloga, Tony Bryan.


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    Re: Japan side

    Post by Tanker on Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:32 pm

    Pretty cool. I can download and read that book in .pdf.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:44 pm

    I think this rifle will be good for the Japanese infantry - Type 38 Arisaka
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_38_rifle

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    Re: Japan side

    Post by frinik on Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:20 am

    Lockie,if you own BF2 they have Japanese tanks, artillery , mgs and uniform models. It's in one of the WW2 mods made for that game .I have it. Arma 2 also has one but it's trickier to convert their pbo files....
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:09 pm

    Here's a first try to implement Japan rifleman Very Happy
    Well, he doesn't look like a real Japanese soldier  bom
    But if we close left eye and imagine it is similar to what we want to see, then it is! Moreover, rifleman has "arisaka" rifle (though it looks like "mauser98", but not exactly) and a new helmet! Plus we've new uniform camo and soon I hope to add some other small details such as "box with cartridges" and rolled coat.
    We need at least one AT gun and Japan side will be ready!
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:13 pm

    Sword is ready! Now we need to add an officer cap with a visor/nap.


    Here we're with a sword and officer cap!


    Well, the sword should have been placed at the left side, but it's the the hell a lot of efforts to place it in common case, coz all objects effect each other. So, if someone wants to place it correctly, then I'll give all necessary help how to do it. The same thing is a texture, which badly needs to be re-adjusted or even created from the scratch.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by frinik on Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:00 am

    Your Japanese officer looks pretty good to me! Excellent work Lockie-san !
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:33 pm

    I try to make it better!


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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:21 pm

    Finally, I've adjusted "3x cartridges" and "shovel" to the body infantryman. There should be additional objects: "flask", "bag with rolled coat"(or smth. similar)


    EDIT 25.01.2016
    As it appeared "Japan voices" had many sever errors, which caused CTD Sad It happened because of the wrong sound format. So, SSM will be updated to eliminate current errors.
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    Re: Japan side

    Post by lockie on Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:53 pm

    As it appeared Japan had Type 94 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun in 1939.




    Type 90 75mm field gun



    I've found anti-tank rifle: Model 97 (1937) 20-mm antitank rifle


    http://www.lonesentry.com/manuals/handbook-japanese-military/antitank-and-infantry-guns.html
    http://www.forgottenweapons.com/japanese-type-97-20mm-anti-tank-rifle/
    It is similar what British had.

    Small arms:
    http://www.armchairgeneral.com/weapons-from-the-land-of-the-rising-sun-japanese-small-arms-of-world-war-ii.htm


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